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. cuts that were so severe governor jerry brown said today new taxes were the only option. >> in california you can only cut schools and university so much. and then people say enough already. >> reporter: prop 30 temporarily raises the state sales tax in some areas to more than 9%. it also hikes state income tax for those making more than $250,000 a year to the highest levels in the nation. but parents and educators now have another concern. prop 30 doesn't guarantee that all the new tax money will actually end up going to school. that is because the money goes into the state's general fund where there are many competing interests. so parents like shana landberg are going to be watching closely. >> if they think that the money is not actually getting to the schools, i don't think you will be able to go back and ask for money again for education, for a long, long time. >> let's go, let's win. >> reporter: it was a hard fought campaign and many teachers woke up wednesday morning unsure if they would get a taxpayer reprieve. but the measure passed with 54% of the vote. >> at
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